Got home from work, found my fridge is not working. Any troubleshooting I can do while waiting for the landlord? [more inside]
posted by lholladay
on Nov 10, 2009 -
Need a full new suite of kitchen appliances, would like some recommendations.
Got some prices on some Electrolux models today that looked great, but some quick research on the web doesn't leave me so confident.
Is this a case of the squeaky wheel complaining online and they're actually a solid product? Or should I be worried.
I'm looking for all stainless steel appliances: fridge with ice-maker, slide-in stove, dishwasher, and range-hood microwave. Specifically I'm looking for a large fridge and electric stove
I'm in Canada if that makes a difference.
posted by gfroese
on Oct 24, 2009 -
I have a stainless steel fridge and a toddler who is learning to walk. I want to mount a sheet of plexiglas over the bottom portion of the door to prevent it from getting dented. I would like this to look decent and be non-permanent so I can remove it when we eventually move. Any ideas on how I could do this? All I can think of is using some kind of tape, but I think that would sag after a while.
Bonus for suggestions on how to also stick stuff to the plexiglas so that I can post up my kid's artwork (the stainless steel is non-magnetic).
posted by kenliu
on Jul 25, 2009 -
I can't repair our icemaker because nothing seems to be wrong with it, with the glaring exception that it does not make any ice. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jul 2, 2009 -
I've come home to a defrosted fridge freezer and all my food has defrosted. Can I claim this on my home insurance? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan
on Jun 29, 2009 -
When is it worth trying to fix your own appliances (an Amana ARB1917 bottom-freezer fridge in my case)? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Jun 24, 2009 -
How long would a simple homemade dipping sauce made of soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil and a whack of fresh garlic last in the fridge? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on May 4, 2009 -
I've searched supermarkets all over West London for something that'll de-stink my fridge. Bicarbonate of soda, branded products, I just can't seem to find it any more.
Do you know where I can find some bicarbonate of soda or a similar fridge de-stinking product?
posted by almostwitty
on Nov 25, 2008 -
How long would a pitcher of iced tea made from store bought juice crystals last (ie. Nestea) in the fridge? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on Sep 24, 2008 -
What is the best system for keeping an office fridge in a break room free of funky, old food and food theft? What does your office do?
posted by roundrock
on Aug 19, 2008 -
We ate at Sonic last night and got a cool kids toy that consisted of marble run type pieces with magnetic backs for fridge use. However, instead of a marble, it had a wheel that rides the rails. My son has a birthday at the end of June and I would like to get a large set of these. I can only find the type with marbles, no good in my house. Where can I find the wheel type fridge roller coaster that will keep a 6 and 2 year old busy for hours?
posted by Talia Devane
on May 24, 2008 -
The side-by-side fridge in our rental (a GE tfx22zrs, tfx22jrs) has been failing to keep the refrigerator side cool (freezer side works fine). I think I have traced this down to some kind of lightbulb short -- the bulb heats up so much, so fast, I presume it is keeping the food from getting cool; possible fuse problem? Do fridges have user-serviceable fuses? Or is this a compressor problem and the lightbulb a red herring? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker
on May 17, 2008 -
Our family room is right next to our kitchen, and our very old and noisy refrigerator is *right* next to our couch. Watching TV is turning into a volume-control nightmare. What is the quietest (North American) botton-freezer refrigerator I can spend my tax refund on?
posted by kilikina73
on Apr 1, 2008 -
I can't stop thinking about fridges and winter.
Would it save much energy to freeze gallon containers of water outdoors and put those in the fridge now and then? It's Minnesota winter over here and I want to make the most of it ;)
posted by advicepig
on Feb 21, 2008 -
How do I remove the smell of aromatic oils from my fridge? Baking soda & activated carbon don't cut it. [more inside]
posted by aubilenon
on Feb 4, 2008 -
I just broke my landlady's fridge-freezer. I was scraping ice out of the icy part, and I nicked the cooling device, letting out all the magic gas. Can I fix it? Can my engineer buddies fix it? [more inside]
posted by topynate
on Oct 9, 2007 -
Online reviews of fridges are scaring me. Looking for suggestions for a solid, no-frills, long-lasting fridge... [more inside]
posted by faunafrailty
on Sep 5, 2007 -
I need a quiet fridge/freezer as I have an open-plan kitchen/lounge. Do I go for a built-in or free-standing model? Just to add another problem... [more inside]
posted by i_cola
on Jul 2, 2007 -
will a mini-fridge ("cube") still function if turned on it's back (cooling coils downward-facing)? [more inside]
posted by garfy3
on Jun 17, 2007 -
Help me save money by bringing lunch to work: I need a mini fridge (not a dorm fridge!) that is of decent quality. [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Feb 27, 2007 -
What's wrong with my 'fridge? The refrigerator is only cooling down to about 60 deg. F, and the freezer is only going down to 30 deg. F, even on maximum cool settings. Secondarily, is it worth getting it repaired, and is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady
on Jun 24, 2006 -
Can anyone recommend any guidelines or specific household appliances (eg fridge, freezer, washing machine, sofa and bed) that are reasonably environmentally friendly and affordable (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Jun 22, 2006 -
Please help me choose a secondary fridge (in the UK) - for an upcoming party and perhaps to keep after that. [more inside]
posted by suleikacasilda
on Nov 26, 2005 -
Your recommendations for a small personal refrigerator? I drink a lot of Diet Coke (3 cans a day), and today my office decided to stop providing it and put in a vending machine. [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp
on Sep 20, 2005 -
Does squeezing a 2-liter Coke bottle before putting the cap on help keep the Coke from going flat as quickly, or not? [more inside]
posted by msittig
on Aug 30, 2005 -
How can I get a dent out of a stainless steel refrigerator?
posted by johnny7
on Apr 16, 2005 -
US fridge-filter. I am trying to find a large refrigerator with a very small freezer. My google skills fail me, and I cannot find any sources that easily provides this information (especially since manufacturers don't report usable cubic footage). Suggestions are also welcome, although it must be Energy Star and shelves that slide out are highly desirable.
posted by QIbHom
on Jan 12, 2005 -
Fridge disaster filter
A pint of milk left without my knowledge in my fridge went seriously off. So I could clean the fridge without throwing up I put a saucer of mouthwash in there to deodorise it a bit (bad idea - yes, I am domestically clueless). The result even after defrosting, cleaning with bicarb and putting activated charcoal in there (tips derived from Google) still stinks - I think the door seals are holding a lot of the smell. I cleaned them carefully but no joy. The fridge is still quite a new one, I don't want to junk it - what can I try next?
posted by Flitcraft
on Sep 18, 2004 -
Is there anything wrong with moving my refrigerator right next to my stove? Gas stove, small kitchen, empty space between the stove and fridge. Will pushing them together affect the performance of either one? Mostly I just don't want proximity to the the stove to make the refrigerator work harder.
posted by bendy
on Sep 6, 2004 -
How cold should my refrigerator be? I've been moving an instant-read thermometer sitting in glass of water around the various shelves, and they all read 40 degrees fahrenheit. But we still sometimes get ice crystals in the stuff we put on the top shelf (near the cooling element). Is this just too cold?
posted by scarabic
on Jun 26, 2004 -